PADI Scuba Diver Course

Earn Your Certification in No Time

Take just two days to complete the most basic PADI dive certification course.

The PADI Scuba Diver Course is an introductory certification that is a less intensive subset of the PADI Open Water Diver Course. With a Scuba Diver certification, you will be qualified to dive to 12 meters maximum depth under the direct supervision of a scuba diving professional. While most people choose to complete the full PADI Open Water Diver Course as their first scuba diving certification, there are reasons you may consider the PADI Scuba Diver Course instead. Maybe you are limited on time, have no interest in reaching depths past 12 meters, or always want the assurance of a professional guiding you. The PADI Scuba Diver Course lasts two days and consists of a mix of classroom theory, pool practice, and two open water dives. Upon completion, you will receive a certification card which is good for life.

PADI Scuba Diver with big school of fish

PADI Scuba Diver Course – Key Points

  • Duration: 2 days
  • No. of Dives: 2 dives
  • Max Depth: 12 meters
  • Student/Instructor Ratio: Max 4:1
  • Minimum Age: 10 years old
  • Price: 10,900 THB (plus National Park fee of 600 THB)

Includes: Insurance, all equipment, PADI materials, hotel transfer from Ao Nang area, on-board food service (lunch, fresh fruit, water, electrolytes, soft drinks, coffee, tea)

Sample Schedule – PADI Scuba Diver Course

Note that times are approximate and exact itinerary will vary based on the day’s program.

Day 1:

  • 8:00am – Hotel pickup and transfer to pool training facility
  • 8:30am – Theory review and pool training
  • 12:30pm – Lunch
  • 3:00pm – Transfer back to hotel

Day 2:

  • 7:15am – Hotel pickup and transfer to big dive boat
  • 8:00am – Boat departure to Koh Phi Phi
  • 10:30am – Jump for dive 1. Dive time up to 1 hour
  • 11:45am – Lunch on the boat
  • 12:45pm – Jump for dive 2. Dive time up to 1 hour
  • 2:00pm – Begin return trip to Ao Nang
  • 4:30pm – Arrive to Ao Nang and transfer back to hotel


Happy PADI Scuba Divers with Instructor Vincent